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AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm

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AAO

Alert and Oriented

3

AAO x3

Alert and Oriented to person, place and time

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AAO x4

Alert and Oriented to person, place, time and event

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AB

Abortion

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ABC

Airway, Breathing, Circulation

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Abd

Abdomen/abdominal

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ABG

Arterial Blood Gas

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ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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AED

Automated External Defibrillator

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A-Fib

Atrial Fibrillation

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AHA

American Heart Association

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AIDS

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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ALS

Advanced Life Support

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AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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ant

Anterior

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ARDS

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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ASA

Aspirin

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BCLS

Basic Cardiac Life Support

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BLS

Basic Life Support

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BM

Bowel Movement

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BP

Blood Pressure

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bpm

Beats Per Minute

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BS

Bowel Sounds/Breath Sounds/Blood Sugar

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BSA

Body Surface Area

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BVM

Bag Valve Mask

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CC

Chief Complaint

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c/o

Complains Of

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C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7

cervical nerve 1 through 7, cervical vertebrae 1 through 7

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Ca

Calcium

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CA, Ca, ca

Cancer, Carcinoma

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caps

Capsules

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CAT

Computer Axial Tomography

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cc

Cubic Centimeter

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CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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Cl

Chloride

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cm

Centimeter

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CNS

Central Nervous System

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CO

Carbon Monoxide

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CO2

Carbon Dioxide

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cont

Continued

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COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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CP

Chest Pain

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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CQI

Continuous Quality Improvement

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C-Section

Cesarean Section

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CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

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CVA

Cerbrovascular Accident (Stroke)

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CXR

Chest X-Ray

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D/C

Discontinue

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D5W

Dextrose 5% in water

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DKA

Diabetic Ketacidosis

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DM

Diabetes Mellitus

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DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid

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DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

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DOA

Dead On Arrival

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DP

Dorsalis Pedis

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DPT

Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus

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drsg

Dressing

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Dts

Delirium Tremes

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DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

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DX, Dx, dx

Diagnosis

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ECG (EKG)

Electrocardiogram

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ECHO

Echocardiogram

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ED

Emergency Department

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EDC

Estimated Date of Confinement

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EEG

Electroencephalogram

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ENT

Ear, Nose, and Throat

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Epi

Epinepherine

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ET

Endotracheal

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ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

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ETOH

alcohol

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FB

Foreign Body

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FBAO

Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

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Fx

Fracture

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g, gm

Gram

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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fr

Grain

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GSW

Gun Shot Wound

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gt, gtt

Drop, Drops

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Gyn

Gynecology

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h20

water

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h202

hydrogen peroxide

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HAZ MAT

Hazardous Materials

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HCI

Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrochloride

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HCO3

Bicarbonate

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HCT

Hematocrit

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HEENT

Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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HR

Heart Rate

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Hr

Hour

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HTN

Hypertension

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Hx

History

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IC

Incident Command

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ID

Identification

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IDDM

Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

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IM

Intramuscular

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inf

inferior

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IO

Intraosseous

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irreg

Irregular

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IUD

Intrauterine Device

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IV

Intravenous

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IVP

Intravenous Push

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JVD

Jugular Vein Distention

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K+

Potassium

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kg

Kilogram

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KO

Keep Open

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L

Left

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L1, L2, L3, L4, L5

Lumbar nerve 1 through 5, Lumbar vertebrae 1 through 5

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lat

lateral

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lb

Pound

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LLL

Left Lower Lobe

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LLQ

Left Lower Quadrant

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LMP

Last Menstrual Period

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LOC

Loss Of Consciousness/Level Of Consciousness

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LR

Lactated Ringers Solution

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LUL

Left Upper Lobe

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LUQ

Left Upper Quadrant

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MAST

Military Anti Shock Trousers

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mcg

Microgram

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MCI

Mass Casualty Incident

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MD

Medical Doctor, Muscular Dystrophy

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MDI

Metered Dose Inhaler

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meds

Medications

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Mg

Magnesium

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mg

Miligram

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MI

Myrocardial Infarction

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min

Minute

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ml/Ml

milliliter

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mmHg

millimeters of Mercury

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MMR

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

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MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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MS

Multiple Sclerosis, Morphine Sulfate

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MVA

Motor Vehicle Accident

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MVC

Motor Vehicle Crash

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N/V

Nausea/Vomiting

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NA

Not Applicable

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Na

Sodium

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NaC1

Sodium Chloride

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NC

Nasal Cannula

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NG

Nasogastric

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NGT

Nasogastric Tube

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NH

Nursing Home

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NKA

No Known Allergies

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NKDA

No Known Drug Allergies

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NPO

Nothing by mouth

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NRB

Non Rebreather

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NS

Normal Saline

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NSR

Normal Sinus Rhythm

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NTG

Nitroglycerin

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O/P

Outpatient

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O2

Oxygen

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O2Sat

Oxygen Saturation by pulse oximeter

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OB

Obstetrics

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Ob-GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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OD

Overdose

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OR

Operating Room

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OTC

Over The Counter

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oz

Ounce

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P

Pulse

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PWD

Pink, Warm and Dry

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PO

by mouth

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prn.

As needed, whenever necessary

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PCN

Penicillin

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PD

Police Department

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PE

Pulmonary Embolism

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PEA

Pulseless Electrical Activity

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PERRLA

Pupils Equal Round Reactive to Light and Accomidation

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peds

Pediatrics

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PID

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

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PMH

Past Medical History

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POV

Privately Owned Vehicle

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PPD

Purified Protein Derivative (of tuberculin)

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ppm

Parts Per Million

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Pt

Patient

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PVC

Premature Ventricular Contraction

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q

Every

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q2h

Every 2 hours

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q4h

Every 4 hours

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qd

Every day

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qh

Every hour

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qid

Four times a day, four times daily

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RLL

Right Lower Lobe

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RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

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RML

Right Middle Lobe

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RN

Registered Nurse

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RNA

Ribonucleic Acid

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ROM

Range Of Motion

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RUL

Right Upper Lobe

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RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

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Rx

Prescription

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S/S

Signs and Symptoms

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SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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SL

Sublingual

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SOB

Shortness Of Breath

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subq

Subcutaneous

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SVT

Supraventricular Tachycardia

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sx

Symptom

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SYNCOPAL

fainting spell

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TB

Tuberculosis

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tbsp

tablespoon

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TIA

Transient Ischemic Attack (Stroke)

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tid

three times a day

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TKO

To Keep Open

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TMJ

Temporo Mandibular Joint

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TPR

Temperature, Pulse, Respirations

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tsp

teaspoon

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Tx

Treatment

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URI

Upper Respiratory Infection

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UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

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UTL

Unable To Locate

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V-Fib

Ventricular Fibrillation

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VS

Vital Signs

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VT/V-Tach

Ventricular Tachycardia

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WBC

White Blood Cell

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wt

weight

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Y/O

year old